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HS1111 - Communication for Nursing and Midwifery

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject introduces you to the process of effective communication while also identifying your strengths and weaknesses in differing communication mediums. You will be challenged to adopt new communication techniques and utilise health informatics systems to enhance your interpersonal and professional communication skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • discuss barriers to and facilitators of effective therapeutic and professional communication;
  • demonstrate effective interpersonal communication with individuals and groups;
  • identify the goals of effective communication for health professionals and demonstrate the effective use of a variety of communication mediums and information systems;
  • apply elements of effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication to therapeutic and professional interactions.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (45%) - Individual
  • Oral > Debate - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Role play - (35%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in at least 80% of scheduled tutorial classes/specified online content; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 20 hours online tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 20 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 20 hours online tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 20 hours online tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 20 hours online tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.